DAVIS, Calif. - Former UC Davis standout Corey Hawkins will compete for the Golden State Warriors at the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Jarron Collins, the Warriors’ assistant coach, will serve as the squad’s head coach during the team’s stay in Vegas, which starts on Saturday, July 9.
In his first season with the Idaho Stampede, Hawkins averaged 22.5 points and 41.5 minutes per game — highlighted by his season-high 37-point outburst in his team’s penultimate contest — throughout the final three weeks of the 2015-16 slate, to help Idaho collect wins in five of its last seven games.
Hawkins also shot .450 overall, .391 from three and .803 at the free throw line throughout his first year in the NBA D-League.
The Warriors will open their Summer League slate against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, July 9 (7:30 p.m.) in a game that will be televised live on ESPN2. Following that opener, Golden State will face the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, July 11 (7:30 p.m.), which will be televised live on ESPN, and the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, July 12 (5:30 p.m.), which will be live-streamed on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
Following those three preliminary round games, the NBA Summer League will feature a tournament-style schedule that will culminate in the crowning of an NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 18. Each team is guaranteed to play at least five games, with the two teams that reach the Championship Game playing as many as eight contests.
ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and WatchESPN. In total, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will broadcast 25 games, including all four quarterfinal games, both semifinal games and the Championship Game. Fans can also log on to ESPN3, where all 67 games will be live-streamed. NBA TV will also present a full slate of Samsung NBA Summer League action, televising a total of 30 games. Additionally, all of Golden State’s Summer League games can be heard on an audio-only stream on warriors.com and on the Warriors Mobile App.
Tickets for the Samsung NBA Summer League are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets by visiting NBATickets.com.
Prior to arriving in Vegas, the Warriors Summer League squad will hold a three-day mini-camp in Santa Cruz at Kaiser Permanente Arena, the home of the team’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors.
The Warriors captured the inaugural Summer League Championship in 2013 and have amassed more wins at the annual event in Las Vegas than any other team, holding an all-time Vegas Summer League record of 34-19 (.642).
Central Coast road trip kicks-off at Cal Poly
vs. UC Riverside (5 p.m.)